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Aug 15, 2009 7:00am EDT
of a better america immersed from woodstock. he writes woodstock means little until you place it in the larger context of the society unravelling around the young adults. from their parents generation, they had absorbed rich idealism for social and economic justice. the piece by brett green and author in denver goes on to say, it was an interlude arriving in the context of more social and political upheaval than most americans have witnessed. it was a chaotic but peaceful interlude to a forthcoming breakdown between government and the governed when combined, it would end an unpopular war. i want to talk for the first half-hour, your thoughts, did a better america emerge from woodstock. the numbers ... twitter address is cspanwj. if you have called us in the last 30 days, send your comment via e-mail or twitter and give others a chance. >> what was it about the gathering, this carnival, this music festival that influenced your political evolution and did a better america emerge from woodstock? more from the denver post piece, a better america emerged from wood stot by brett green. he wrote it w
Aug 9, 2009 7:00pm EDT
. and this became an occasion for me to explain in america there is a company where you can actually borrow a car and give it back in what was interesting about that too one liberian member of the fugees was that he now lives in a culture amazingly enough where a total stranger would not only lead to a carbon trusted you to bring it back, that was a real shocker. i would try to explain that you give them this piece of plastic with some numbers on and if you take off with a car or crashes there will read a letter to this company called experian and then you can buy a house and tried to explain in you realize this is absurd. no wonder is so hard for refugees to figure out our culture. look at how many layers we have piled on to something as simple as borrowing a car and ellis of consequences can be very long if you screw up. in the there were other moments that were more serious and more poignant by thing for me one of the most poignant moments of my reporting was talking to a sudanese refugee about his experience coming to the u.s. charismatic incredibly talented soccer player at an academic schol
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Aug 14, 2009 12:00am EDT
. >> the government has plunged america from the number one nation to be number one in debt it nation on the planet. >> keep the government out of it. we are doing just fine. >> this is a vehicle. it is taking us down a path of total socialism. >> a new regime in washington would dismiss a nationwide grassroots uprising. >> [inaudible] >> if you want to be let out of here, you are welcome to go. >> i say to all of them, put your ear to the ground. a terrifying rumble is shaking this nation. listen to us, or your days are numbered. >> i want to speak my mind before i leave. >> i do not like being lied to and i do not like being lied about. >> i understand why people are angry. i am angry, too. >> across the nation, a giant is awakening that has never been defeated. that name is "we, the people." we are sleeping no more. >> we are tired of this. that is why everyone in this room is so ticked off. >> this happened in 1776 and it is happening again. americans are shouting in one voice. enough is enough. return the public to its rightful owners, the citizens of the united states of america. on this nigh
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Aug 13, 2009 5:00pm EDT
're praying for you. hello, america. i've been watching the media watch the media watch the town hall protests. do you remember the initial reaction? i believe it was astroturf. these are fake grassroots. these people aren't even real. senator barbara boxer. i like to call her babbs, says the last time she saw such nicely-dressed fake protests protests -- i don't even know what that means -- was in 2000 in florida with al gore, which, by the way i lived in florida. maybe i was responsible for that, too. that wasn't fake anger that. was real anger. fast forward to today, the fake grassroots is obviously not fake, so now that the poll numbers are going in the wrong direction and more people are getting sympathy for the people who attend these town hall meetings, the media has bailed on that fake strategy, and now have changed their opinion from this is fake anger to, man, these people are so angry they're dangerous. they don't have a gun. oh, if people have guns, we should remove all the guns. here is the one thing tonight. the radicals of the left, many of whom now work or meet at the white hou
Aug 3, 2009 12:00am EDT
. it was fought to make america be america for all its citizens. these were america's civil rights leaders. >> host: how would you describe this period in the 1950's to the young african-americans who only read about it through history books? and we should point out the year you were born, 1954. >> guest: exactly. what was interesting to me is i went on a book tour for "eyes on the prize" realizing how many people hadn't lived through this year, and this was of course than the late 80's and early 90's. so today it is overwhelming. most americans today, a quarter of the population are under 18. they have no concept. with a new is martin luther king is a hero or to be viewed as a hero, viewed positively although we get some younger people who think that he's just an image, they want a more militant figure. like malcolm x that would stand up, sort of the defiant black lace. then you get people who don't understand. they -- something like a colored blanking fountain, just bizarre or you get white kids who don't understand how recent so many of these indignities and limits in terms of education
Aug 8, 2009 9:00am EDT
of the difficulty of psychology of being black in america, he was the first person obviously to be on the court and understood right away that as he went through confirmation hearings and then just gone through confirmation hearings with briefing by to clarence thomas hearings and you think minorities and women very difficult and thurgood marshall's last three months and his intellect was question talked about was the smart to really be among the nation's legal elite and said there in judgment as a member of the court and when he gets on the court he really thought i must get the very best in terms of law clerks and assistance and what if the both of the idea that he could, in fact, handle this work and respond to the reasons assumptions. >> host: you also a great deal held this theory about how he was elected and also his conversations with lyndon johnson and doubt as to whether he felt it was clear to pick up the phone and call him. >> guest: i use that as the start of a book because in terms of building the narrative his experience in that moment tells you so much about the securities issues
Aug 15, 2009 5:30pm EDT
. this is a great book, singing in a strange land, the black church and the transformation of america. this is one of the great creatures in the history of american rhetoric. aretha franklin, arguably the greatest sound to emerge out of a human vocal cord, reverberating, vibrating, maybe the greatest sound made, some would say others. sam cooke, maybe sam cooke and aretha franklin. but everything franklin, ingenious was nurtured by her father, reverend franklin. i used to listen to this man every night in michigan. if you don't die before you get a chance to hear this man preach, you don't have -- the son sermon in the african-american tradition, of the greatest preachers ever. he ordained jesse jackson. he marched with martin luther king jr. in detroit, where king delivered arguably, even more impressive version of his i have a dream speech in detroit. got to show love to the home town, the crib. skip gates's book was here next to nelson george, where did our love go? nelson george is perhaps the most gifted african-american man of the letters of our time. what can't this guy do? he is a novelist
Aug 27, 2009 12:30am EDT
, gorgia. he visited not just thafrican- america community but he went to the southwest ad visited with mrant workers. tavis: whatou mak of the fact there was the specialond between ted kennedy and his others and africaamericans? knowing your hiory, here you ara poor country boy from alabama, and there are aot of othe country black folk back in the y or be funded byhese rich white guys from massachusetts. -- who were defrded by these rich white guys from massachusetts. how was that? -- to work beiended by these rich ite guys from massachusetts how was that? >> it may have appeared be strange, ty could travel to e delta missiippi and georgia you cou see a picre, especiallyfter the assassinion of dr. king and john knedy, the would bea picture of jn f. kennedy, rert kennedy, martinuther king jr., and picture jesus. vis: i haveome church fans in my personal collection evybody who would go to ts churches would seehose pictures on tho fans. i was thought itwas azing that it wld be in churches all acrs america. >> have some of those al. somehow, in some way,hese men gave peop a sense of
Aug 28, 2009 6:00pm EDT
the rewriting of america's restrictive immigration laws, drafted in the 1920s. he fought hard for the immigration and nationality act of 1965, signed by president lyndon johnson. and as america inches toward majority-minority status, with the descendants of european immigrants a declining share of the population, the face of today's america is the one kennedy's efforts helped create, for better... >> i think it is fair to say that senator kennedy was one of the architects of the america of the future. >> suarez: ... or for worse. >> the '65 act put american immigration on auto-pilot. >> suarez: by the time of the john kennedy administration, america had absorbed the huge ellis island generations of immigrants who poured in from europe from roughly 1880 to 1920. president kennedy, whose great- grandparents came to boston from ireland, supported scrapping the existing quota system that used 19th-century america's ethnic makeup as a template for letting in new arrivals, favoring europeans and effectively sealing off newcomers from the rest of the world. on the senate floor in 200
Aug 27, 2009 8:30am EDT
america. >> i have some of those also. somehow, in some way, these men gave people a sense of hope in a time of hopelessness. tavis: you were there, one of the foot soldiers with dr. king. we know that you were beaten and almost killed on a number of locations. you were the youngest person to speak at the march on washington on that day where king gave the "i have a dream" speech. your resume is intact and regard to your duty and service on the civil rights front. because you were there, you were there, and dr. king was not always happy with john kennedy or bobby kennedy. edward kennedy seemed to take a different tact. what you make of that? >> -- what do you make of that? >> we were not always happy with the president of -- the position of president kennedy or robert kennedy, but along came brother teddy kennedy, who bitterly as a senator threw everything that he had, his soul, his heart, his guts into supporting strong supports legislation and to be a voice. i think he learned from his brothers that we could do better, and he wanted to eat -- one of the strongest piece of civil r
Aug 2, 2009 6:30am EDT
. bill cosby and psychiatrist alvin pouissant take on the ills of black america. that's up next. >> i can look people in the face and hear somebody tell me to my face, well, you didn't do anything during the time of the civil rights march and the so forth and so on. and i think i feel very, very comfortable, man, looking at that person and saying, okay, well, what are you going to do about today? ♪ our world ♪ our world ♪ our world ♪ ♪ our world >> bill cosby is a comedic legend. in the 1960s he was a groundbreaking stand-up comic that had crossover appeal. he later pushed the needle by becoming the first black star in a weekly action series. the '70s gave birth to the popular cartoon "fat albert and the cosby kids." and in the 1980s, he became america's dad with the phenomenally successful "the cosby show," which showed the country a flourishing black family as never before seen on television. but cosby's latest venture has nothing to do with entertainment or comedy. since 2004, the philadelphia native has crossed the country warning the country of ills of teen pregnancy and an
Aug 1, 2009 8:00pm EDT
a great story it is for america, and what a great story it is that president obama would give us a chance to consider judge sotomayor to serve as the first hispanic woman on the united states supreme court. for many who oppose judge sotomayor, her life achievements and her judicial record are just not good enough. after poring over 3,000 court decisions and hundreds of her speeches, judge sotomayor's critics focused their opposition primarily, not exclusively, but primarily on one case, the ricci case, and on one sentence from one speech. i hope someone was keeping track of how many times those three words wise latina woman were quoted during the course of this hearing. senator after senator asked her what did you really, really, really mean with those three words over and over again. we are senators who live in a world of decisions and votes every day, and we understand when our decisions and votes are questioned and challenged often in an unfair fashion. if we vote in a way that's controversial, we ask that people be fair and judge us on our life's work, not on a single vote. it's a sta
Aug 16, 2009 7:00pm EDT
of the gallery. jim remy, the president of the pga of america offering congratulations. the first to ever slay the mighty tiger in a major. his wife, they have three children. they just moved two months ago outside of dallas, south lake, texas. he is going to go across the bridge and sign the card. the win will go across the pacific. you can imagine what it is like at 8:05 in the morning in places like seoul, south korea. >> seoul will be going crazy. this is going to be incredible for the game of golf in asia. honestly i didn't believe that it would happen. but with the strength of k.j. choi and the timing, it is unbelievable. >> i don't know what was better. you had the eagle at the 14. the one really with the heat on , the final hole it led to only the third birdie of the day. nick: that is one of the greatest threes that we will probably ever see. jim: putt at 18 wouldn't be like the one we saw at 17. dead center. nick: i wonder how many pounds he could have lifted that split second. jim: probably a car. this has been a remarkable day. y.e. yang has lifted south korea to the top of the gol
Aug 6, 2009 9:00am EDT
commitment come up. >> this is not the america i knew. i don't want it going his way. this administration is nuts. enough is enough. >> democrats want to win virginia to show that obama and the agenda is still popular. republicans want to win virginia in order to show they are on the rebound and on the comeback trail. >> the republican leading deeds. we will see whether the president's appearance tonight changes the poll numbers. what we know is president obama's approval rating in virginia is on the decline according to one poll by public policy polling. it comes as mr. obama is set to campaign today with deeds. with me now is democratic commentator vick hamber and we have reynard jackson with us also. the numbers are mr. obama's popularity is only at 42% in the commonwealth. this is a state he carried in 2008. so what is happening, vick. >> people are coming home to their normal party. it is six months later. we have economic problems. all the problems haven't been solved in the six months he's been president so i think it is a natural. if you look at the polling numbers where mr. bush
Aug 14, 2009 7:00am EDT
need health care in america. one of the people who really got the people have asked me, what was it like? i tell people that barack obama, the most thing that i will say is driving him is that he watched his white mother died because of inefficiency in health care in america. i think that is the number one driving force, that he does not want to see that happen to americans, white and black, across the board. and he is going to fight with everything he has got because he watched it. he does not have his mother anymore, he does not have his father anymore, and i think he wants people like me who get laid off, 10,000 of us, and know that we need health care in america. thank god for people like sharon brower, the senator who is working hard -- like sherrod brown, the senator who is working hard on behalf of the american people. i worked 45 years of my life and got laid off. people have no idea what it is like to be laid off in america if you have never been laid off. we need this, and i thank god for barack obama, sherrod brown, in the people who are fighting for our rights to
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Aug 12, 2009 12:00am EDT
? no, i have them. huh. the new lightweight hp mini netbook with windows and america's largest and most-reliable 3g network built in. only 199.99 with mobile broadband plans from 39.99 i am-- speechless, envious. wanna be me right now. getting one. sean: democrats claim all the americans protesting their health care bill are being organized by insurance companies. it looks like the party on the left is doing organizing of their own. george soros has pledged $5 billion million dollars left wing groups health care bill with a public option. speaker pelosi are all the people who organize things to soros contribututututututioutut >> leave us alone. that's all we would ask for. would you leave us alone? >> i'm sick of the lies. i don't like being lied to. i don't like being lied about. >> you have awakened the sleeping giant. >> amen. >> we are tired of this. this is why everybody in this room is so ticked off. >> we cannot afford, this period. keep the government out of it we're doing just fine. thank you, sir. sean: very powerful. more sights and sounds from senator specter's town hall me
Aug 14, 2009 7:00am EDT
the family about $13 million collectively if they would go on a tour a ten-city tour of america, and then there's an option to have some concert ins europe. >> it's very interesting. we have the graphic up here who gets paid what. can they do this tour without janet jackson? >> well i think it's a whole lot less valuable. janet jackson, the baby of the family ironically now, has taken the position of michael in the family. she is the primary bread winner as was he in his heyday. no i think that it would be greatly diminished if janet did not join and i'm hearing she's a little reluctant. >> she's reluctant. why would she be reluctant? >> because that puts her in the spot that her big brother michael was in all those years, which was to be the one to be pestered let's go on concert tour. let's go on tour because we, the brothers, need money. >> right. >> i think la toya saved her money pretty well but the brothers did not. >> right. we hear rumors that there is this sort of not particularly -- there is some serious sibling rivalry going on behind the scenes in
Aug 9, 2009 7:00pm EDT
. the united states, saying we are responsibility for some of the violence because of america's hunger for drugs and the guns crossing from the united states to mexico. the mexican officials want to actually see some more aid, some money here. it was more than $1 billion that former president bush dedicated to fighting the drug effort. $100 million has been delayed in fighting that effort because some members of congress say there are human rights violations that are taking place inside mexico from its own military. they don't want the funds to flow to mexico until that is resolved. third, it's the economy. they will take a look at what is happening, what is the state of the u.s. economy and the recession because it has such a tremendous impact on the mexican economy as well as the canadian one. don? >> suzanne malveaux traveling with the president throughout this trip and reporting for cnn. >>> the summit is taking place across a backdrop of rising violence. michael ware is in guadalajara and i asked him about that. >> reporter: if you look at the grand scheme of this drug war it is n
Aug 27, 2009 12:00am EDT
and his concern for america's least powerful. as he said so many years ago, the work goes on, the cause endures, and the dream will never die. that's all for this edition of "headliners and legend," i'm lester holt. thank you for watching. >> teddy. let's play "hardball." >>> good evening. i'm chris matthews in new york. ted kennedy was the last hurrah, the big baritone out there demanding justice for the left out people, the african-americans, native americans, the old person, the immigrant family that wanted to be american. the sick scared person waiting in the er for hours with something really wrong. why would a big looking guy like him, a rich guy, spend his life worrying about the people left out? was it tribal memory of his own people left out, sent away, told to go back where they came from? was it those old boston signs that said, irish need not apply? what was it that made health care such a crusade for this guy? who do you know who has a broken back who spends his life and time thinking about other people's troubles? was it because his older trouble was secretly sick most of
Aug 4, 2009 9:00am EDT
daughter had achieved. what a great story it is for america. and what a great story it is that president obama would give us a chance to consider judge sotomayor to serve as the first hispanic woman on the united states supreme court. for many who oppose judge sotomayor, her life achievements and her judicial record are just not good enough. after pouring over 3,000 court decisions and hundreds of her speeches, judge sotomayor's critics focus their opposition primarily, not exclusively, but primarily on one case, the rich ricci and one sentence from one speech. i hope someone was keeping track how many times those three words, wise latina woman, were quoted during the course of this hearing. senator after senator asked her what did you really, really, really mean with those three words? over and over and over again. we are senators who live in a world of decisions and votes everyday. and we understand when our decisions and votes are questioned and challenged often in a an unfair fashion. if we vote in a way that's controversial we ask that people be fair and judge us on our life's work,
Aug 10, 2009 11:00pm EDT
of this nra is the customer may not pick his chicken. america is about consumer choice and he imitated for the justice how the chickens were selected in the name of efficiency and the justices laughed. then when they laughed. >> host: one of the things the nra forbade was actually looking at a chicken and say i want that one. >> guest: and you could not do that in in a time when there was tuberculosis and not to antibiotics picking you're own chicken was important for health reasons. you don't want a sick chicken and this is known as the sick chicken case and the justices sided with the shecter brothers, what about the commerce clause and so on. and there was a lot of discussion around that. and it was an enormous advantage big test if ms. nra had stood in we would have a kind of intervention that we have in agriculture in business so it it should america forever. the never talk back cap and in the english people saw that right away. nra killed and 20 minutes, in america there were show star if they did not know what two say and the result was various. >> host: one of the interesting s
Aug 13, 2009 11:00pm EDT
and happiness belongs to america. that if i am a woman from it all i do not like choice. i enjoy being a muslim woman does not pursue happiness and these were also issues that i responded to when i was writing. >> host: in one of the reviews of the book, they made the argument that perhaps your mother ayyad delusion about herself, about the life she created, the illusion that you got sucked into it in many different ways and became a part of it is a metaphor for the illusion of iran, a country that has an image of itself and what it wishes to be and thinks it is deserving to be bought is constantly underperforming. is that what you had in mind? >> guest: i knew that in writing this book i was also responding to different feelings and emotions about iran about the concept what home is or was. but people who read the book always had insight that you necessarily did not have. i do think that we have an illusion of the past and if like my mother we become frozen and do not have a critical and dynamic conversation with the past we will never leave that past. we can change regimes every ten years and
Aug 2, 2009 12:00pm EDT
: the phony leaders, dead-end movements, and culture of failure that are undermining black america--and what we can do about it". >> host: let me begin with a book that came out 11 years ago on thurgood marshall called american revolutionary. and you write in the book he could charm a racist cop with stories and jokes. that he was capable of intimidating rivals but he had nagging doubts about his role on the supreme court. >> guest: it's very interesting and the difficulty of the psychology of being black in america. he was the insecurity, he was the first african-american to be on the court, understood right away that as he went through confirmation hearings -- you know, we've just gone through confirmation hearings with sonia sotomayor where you think back to clarence thomas' hearings oh, my gosh, minorities, women, very difficult. thurgood marshall's lasted almost three months. and his intellect was questioned top to bottom, you know, was he smart enough to really be among the nation's legal elite? and sit there in judgment as a member of the court. and so as he gets on the court he thoug
Aug 26, 2009 9:00am EDT
national party. >> i have come here tonight to stand with you to change america, to restore its future, to rise to our best ideals, and to elect barack obama president of the united states. >> senator ted kennedy in his own words. i'm joined now by wolf blitzer from washington, d.c. this morning. wolf, you have made a career of following politics obviously. this is a very, very big day and one that many people will be certainly very sad about. >> it's one day that all of us were bracing for over the past year since he was diagnosed with terminal brain cancer. we knew it would come and we knew it would come relatively quickly, given the state of that cancer. he did go to duke university for medical treatment for surgery but the end was obvious to all who studied what was going on and we knew this day would come, a very sad day indeed for all of us. president obama is reacting to the news this morning of senator kennedy's death. our white house correspondent dan lothian is in martha's vineyard where the obamas are vacationing this week. clearly, dan, the president is upset given not only
Aug 22, 2009 5:00pm EDT
that health care debate heat up even more, republicans arguing that america cannot afford an expensive overhaul of the system. >> elaine quijano in washington. thank you very much, elaine. >>> the health care bill not deterring the family taking a vacation on martha's vineyard tomorrow while bill is churning a couple hundred miles offshore. cnn's dan lothian is on martha's vineyard, which is an alittle known history regarding african-americans. >>. >> reporter: it's easy to see why martha's vineyard is such a big draw, the beach, the boats, the vintage carousel. but before you attach the label enclave of the rich and fame ou, long-time summer residents and harvard professor charles ogletree says take a look around. >> it really is one of these rare place where is you see people who unemployed and ceos. you see people who are wealthy and poor and there's no pretension here. people are very comfortable. >> reporter: even if sitting presidents keep dropping in. first it was ulysses s. grant, then the clintons, now president obama and his family are preparing to stretch out on this 28 1/2
Aug 6, 2009 8:00pm EDT
billion"their brot america should be." this is a stunning ideology and turns law into politics. the president of the united states is breaking with centuries of american legal tradition to enter a new era where a judge's personal feel, about a case are as important as the constitution itself. the president's empathy standard is much more than a rhetorical flourish. it's a dangerous judicial philosophy where judges would base their rulings on social, personal, political, views. it's an attempt to sell, really, an old discredited activist philosophy by marketing it under a new label. it is this activist philosophy now under the guise of empathy that has led judges to ban the pledge of a becaus of allegianct contains "under god," and to create a new right for terrorists who attack the united states -- rights never before found in our country or any other country, while robbing american citizens of their own rights to engage in activities like even a silent prayer. that philosophy also helps explain request judge sotomayor's panel on federal judges allowed the city of new haven to
Aug 5, 2009 7:00am EDT
some face. we go the two journalists out of there and instead of hard labor they'll landing in america closely. >> and it's proof that bill clinton can still pick up the chicks. >> leave it to you, jim. >> you are so bad. >> he did. but the funny thing is al gore is still waiting for them and he'll be there with a little umbrella and the global warming. it's a good thing for the president and hillary is in africa so she's nowhere to be found. he always upstages everybody. >> they are both doing a great job. >> and congress getting set for the vacation, and some say not its best time to take off. you're sending them off in style. >> we're taking a vacation also. >> we're out of here. >> i hope you two get along on your vacation together. >> we will. >> allison back to you. >> i love it. and that's the line of the day. >>> it is now 7:43 on this wednesday morning. her family says she was a working mom who put her children first. that description adding me to the mystery of why she drove the wrong way down a highway for nearly two miles with a van full of children, setting off a deadly ac
Aug 8, 2009 11:00pm EDT
to control more of america through politicians. that is a fundamentally different world. we believe you ought to develop american energy and american technology so america's able to keep the money at home, both for national security and for economic growth. they believe you ought to raise taxes massively on american energy, cripple the american economy, and make sure that you're dependent forever on countries like venezuela and saudi arabia, a fundamentally different model. we believe you ought to develop green technology. i wrote a book called "contract with europe," describing a green conservatism, but we also recognize there are 240 million vehicles in the current fleet that are going to require current technology fuels for the next generation. they believe he we ought to make a magic switch overnight to technology that is not -- that does not yet exist, at a price that we can't imagine using things we don't know about, from companies that have not yet been formed. fundamentally different model. [laughter] [applause] >> we believe the world is dangerous, our borders ought to be controlled,
Aug 16, 2009 2:00am EDT
for an entire year. if we had eliminated the income tax and told every business and every worker in america that you do not have to pay income tax anymore, it could you imagine what kind of rocket fuel that would be for our economy? instead, we're putting solar panels on libraries and things like that that are not want to work. it is amazing because i always say that this is a sad thing to say. one trillion is the new billion. when i first came to washington in the 1980's, we talked about a budget in the millions of dollars. the we have moved from the millions of dollars to the billions of dollars. i think that one of the problems we face is that the numbers are so big that people cannot relate to that. here is something you can do to relate this to your friends and kids. the other day, my friend was asking me how much one trillion dollars was. can anybody tell me about how many zeros there are in a trillion? 12. here's what i told my son. i asked who the best basketball player in the world was and he said bryan james -- hughes said lebron james. i told him that james made $40 million a yea
Aug 5, 2009 6:00pm EDT
-mail via the pac organizing for america today. we didn't win last year's election together at a committee hearing in d.c. we won it on the doorsteps and the phone lines, at the softball games and the town meetings. and if you're willing to step up once again, that's exactly where we're going to win this historic campaign for the guaranteed, affordable health insurance that every american deserves. the obama white house wants to reignite its support base to take on a legislative agenda. that was why organizing for america was created in the first place. but what is the president actually asking his supporters to campaign for? there is no plan yet. there's no consensus bill in the house and the senate. maybe the mob will provide the enemy -- would provide enough motivation, enough of an enemy to rally the liberal base, but at some point obama supporters will ask what exactly are we fighting for? not just what are we fighting against. for example, no show has been more vigilant about the public option than this one. ed schultz has pushed it day in and day out. but today, when nbc's chuck tod
Aug 25, 2009 6:00am EDT
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Aug 6, 2009 11:00pm EDT
to think about the fact that we have a network of 37,000 retail outlets. america loves them. we cannot just sell stamps at those outlets. stamps and mail, there is a substitution factor going on. i look at -- i look around the world. in australia, if you want to renew your driver's license, you go to the post office. if you are in japan and you want to buy insurance, more likely than not, you go to the post office. i think we have done a good job of trying to sell malil. i think we have begun to scratch the surface. >> thank you. senator mccain. >> mr. potter, the belief that we should implement many of the recommendations of the gao in their report that mr. herr just mentioned? >> yes, i do, senator. we have been working very diligently to implement much of what he talked about. if you look back in the year 2000, we had 446 mail processing plants. today we have 355. we have taken out over 20% of our mail processing plants. >> how much has your volume dropped? >> our volume has dropped a similar amount. if you look at where we were -- at where we are now obverses last year, our volume is do
Aug 19, 2009 6:00am EDT
the war in 2002 and 2003. bob novak hated america, hated their president and were rooting for america to lose the war. that was coming from bush's closest allies. so i've got to say to bob novak, good job. if you've got the far left after you and far right after you. he did also in the 1990s. republican leadership hated novak because he went after everybody. that's actually -- that's what a journalist is supposed to do. >> yes, it absolutely is. we'll be talking more about bob novak throughout the show and remembering him. >> that's the news at this point. we should check on weather. hurricane bill -- >> by the way, really quickly, for all of you about to write an e-mail. >> no. >> no. hold on. it's okay. how deare bob novak release the name of valerie plame, he hates america, if you could just attach an an e-mail you sent in when the "washington post" released the name of cia programs across the globe that actually endangered american lives, then we'll be more willing to read your e-mail, but, please, just save it because you're a hypocrite. we really don't want to hear from you this
Aug 8, 2009 8:00pm EDT
her nomination. and join us next saturday at 7:00 p.m. eastern for "america and the courts." $ >> she will be the first latino american and only the third woman on the supreme court. you can watch all of the senator's speeches on judge sonia sotomayor and the vote at join us next week for "america and the courts," saturday evenings at 7:00 eastern on c-span. [captions copyright national cable satellite corp. 2008] >> from the chicago public library, this is about an hour and a half. >> and now i think we're ready to begin. good evening, everyone. my name is mary demsey. it's my great pleasure to welcome you to the chicago public library for this very special program, "our histories and our stories. " first let me start by thanking juliana richardson and the history makers and g.g g. choza of roosevelt high school for telling these wonderful stories to us. we're delighted to have them here for this very, very special evening. of course, we're disietded to ee dr. henry lewis gates back here at the chicago hub library with rick hogan. it is an exciting night for us
Aug 13, 2009 9:00am EDT
grew out of a culture which had lied to itself for generations. so to get america on track, we have to start with basic honesty. when the polish people began rebelling against the communist dictatorship after pope john paul's visit, they used 2 plus 2 equals 4 as a slogan. a communist era joke in poland expressed this in a way that everyone could grasp. party boss, how much is 2 plus 2? polish worker, how much would you like it to be. the political meaning of the realist assumption of the catholic university of will you be lynn philosopher was later expressed in the famous solidarity poster, for poland to be poland, 2 plus 2 must always equal 4. human beings can only be free in the truth and the measure of truth is reality. now, i think this is very, very important and you'll see how it comes back in sacramento, in albany, in washington, d.c., again and again. we have a l politics and government of fundamental dishonesty, in which we refuse to face the facts because the facts are too frightening. in orwell's 1984, citizens are told, when the state says 2 plus 2 equals 5 it does and
Aug 1, 2009 7:00pm EDT
is that this could escalate to an international incident. especially given the tensions between the iraq/iran/america triangle. arwa damon, cnn, baghdad. >> all right, we had gotten this reaction just in from the state department in to cnn. it stays a senior state department official says while they have not had access to the americans they have no reason to doubt the reports of their detention on iranian state tv. also in iran today, more than 100 people who took part in june election protests are on trial, accused of trying to overthrow iran's government. the defendants include a former vice president and other pro-reform political leaders. a prosecutor accuses the defendants of being tools of foreign powers, but reformists are blasting the trials, and they say defendants have been denied access to lawyers. itn has this report for us. >> reporter: this trial is an it tempt by the authorities to defuse the growing criticism in iran of the abusive treatment of these detainees. by bringing about charges of rioting, holding illegal rallies, clashing with security forces, and acting against national sec
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Aug 30, 2009 6:00am EDT
every day in the police stations in major cities around america. but the fact is these enhanced interrogation techniques do seem to have saved american lives, exposed to plots that could have been extremely deadly, and that probably would have led to a lot of worse things being done to even the detainees that we have and try to stop the next one. >> paul: this is a critical point. critics of what happened say there is no evidence that enhanced interrogations made a difference. the detainees would've given us this information anyway. is there something in the report shows in fact the enhanced interrogation techniques any difference? >> the report is very clear that people like david chick mom and were extremely resistant to questioning and give up unreliable or very little information before the enhanced interrogation techniques are introduced. i think there's no question that the made a difference in the material that was produced here so i'm all right, ken, given all this, why would air colder, the attorney general, do this now is to not in the past he said look, we don't want
Aug 21, 2009 5:00pm EDT
and ron reagan of air america radio. let me go to you joan and your thoughts on this. it seems to me you must be somewhat sanguine about reading the other side of the ideological argument has been caught with an insider blowing the whistle as loud as i can imagine the secretary of homeland security himself is saying that in the interests of politics, the people around the table the weekend before the 2004 election were playing politics to get their guy re-elected so they could keep their jobs. >> it's completely believable, and liberals are saying it that summer and they were laughed at, they were mocked. he also admits that they raised the threat level and talked about the great presidency of george bush right after john kerry accepted the nomination in boston that year. so they really did orchestrate -- they used terror to scare people. they used terror to diminish kerry. i remember john kerry had to come out and smack howard dean, who was telling the truth about this that they were politicizing the terror warnings, because he didn't want to be seen as some kind of left wing lunatic. t
Aug 10, 2009 7:00am EDT
>>> good morning, america. this morning, flying the crowded skies. after the deadly midair collision over the hudson river, we ask, is there too much traffic in the air? we go live to the scene of the crash to investigate and to bring you the latest details. >>> typhoon. a massive storm slams asia toppling thousands of buildings and forcing 1 million people to evacuate. >>> the screaming fight over health care. >> coming out of my paycheck. >> new claims of reforms include a so-called death panel with the government telling you when to die. what's really going on? >>> and is this man paris jackson's biological father? the former child star says he could be and offers pictures of the former child star says he could be and offers pictures of his own daughter as proof. captions paid for by abc, inc. >>> good morning, everyone. alongside chris cuomo, i'm robin roberts. diane is off on this monday, august 10th. >> this midair collision that happened is starting to create a controversy. it was such a horrific accident that people are rushing in. they want to see action and change
Aug 13, 2009 12:00pm EDT
for prisoners. dare i want to say to examples of real change. america works, which is a remarkable company in new york, and the prison model that has done such a great job of developing. i believe that prison reform and prison rehabilitation should be a concern for all americans. today 66 percent of all u.s. inmates are rearrested within three years of release. and 52 percent and a back in prison. there are some organizations leading the way in hell changing the way we rehabilitate prisoners and effectively integrate them into society. leading the way in welfare reform. founded and were a very bold breakthrough at that time in the '80's. several social workers went into private business and organized a for-profit company which would only get paid if hard-core unemployed actually change their behavior enough to go to work and they only get their bonus if they would work for a minimum of six consecutive months. they became an astonishingly successful would probably lead a considerable number of social work groups to hate them because they offered the opportunity, including indianapolis. beca
Aug 28, 2009 1:00pm EDT
of the american people comes from having people like you from all over america go back and talk about the recovery thing that could work for you. i think he will start to see the blue line that comes down on my chart starting to turn. it will turn slowly and until we get back to the point -- it will take two or three years at a minimum -- we have looked at prior recessions and we find it can be as long as 38 months before you gain back all the jobs you have lost. people talk about a v-shaped recovery or other letters. that was not a reference to the prior president. [laughter] i wish i had been that cuba. i wish i would have thought of it. that means the recovery starts and debates and starts again. it has the shape of the letter w. we have too much to look forward to to look back. we keep our eyes ahead. we want to maintain the support of the american people to understand that the fact that we might be at the end of a recessionary period is interesting information. until we put people back into jobs and we have more people in jobs than we have before this started -- the president will not think w
Aug 4, 2009 11:35pm EDT
morning america." >>> now to the two journalists sentenced to 12 years of hard labor on their way home. laura ling and euna lee accused of trespassing into north korea are being accompanied by former president bill clinton. the plane touched down late tonight to refuel in japan on their way to burbank, california. while in north korea, the former president met with the nation's leader, kim jong il, and left with exactly what he came for -- amnesty for the two young women. now, family and friends wait for a triumphant reunion. >> tonight, the first brief glimpses of laura ling and euna lee at the pyongyang airport headed for the plane that is now carrying them home. the young women look to be in good health as they climb the stairs to the aircraft, where former president bill clinton waited. he greeted the journalists rather formally, but earlier today when they first met it was described as an emotional moment. a statement from the clinton foundation said that clinton has safely left north korea with laura ling and euna lee and they will be reunited with their families. laura ling's fa
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